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Author Topic: Take good care of the sjkin on your MCI  (Read 1653 times)
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« on: December 13, 2006, 09:35:31 AM »

I just priced the two pieces of S.S. on the bagage door on a MCI. The sticker price just about knocked me down; I was expecting around $150 each as that is what it been for years. Now $450 each. Cost to fix damaged baggage door over $1000. Time to think about going smooth sides. Cost a lot less. Fred North Florida Bus Conversion
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« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2006, 02:33:39 PM »

Hi Fred,

Yes. I know the how expencive they have become. That's why I started making alum. panels for customers.

Much less....
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« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2006, 04:20:18 PM »

Yeah, stainless through the roof.  You should see the prices for upscale residential stainless hoods.  $$$
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« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2006, 04:20:39 PM »

Absolutely much cheaper. Besides, for us wanting a "new" look, this is the cheaper way to go.
R&M has the entire 25 piece smooth side kit for 1200 plus shipping.

In fact, when I have extra "play money", I may order an extra set to stock for some unwelcomed emergencies.
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« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2006, 06:37:57 PM »

Jerry,

Send your desigs to me, I make them all the time for much less...
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Yeah, stainless through the roof. You should see the prices for upscale residential stainless hoods. $$$
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« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2006, 07:16:32 PM »

Nick, do you also do copper? and if so, how much is copper sheeting?

I have a request to do a copper sink and a copper range hood, from SWWNBD.

The sink would be 2 squares, 15 X 15 X 9 with a 3/4" lip all the way around to mount under the countertop.

The hood would be 22W X 13H X 15D with a 45 radius from top front to bottom rear. with a lip around the outside for mounting.

Gee, she doesn't want too much, does she?


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« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2006, 07:31:28 PM »

Dallas,

Try to get an idea what she wants to spend because, I can really go overboard with copper designs.....

Let alone the inflated prices of copper theese days.

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« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2006, 02:02:31 AM »

Just about all metals have risen in price in the last year or so. Stainless, copper you name it! I just picked up my last few pieces for my project.  A good question here is why hasn't aluminum prices raised also?   Nice smooth sides that are painted look very good. I bought a roll of 3/8 "x 50 ' copper tubing for a little over a hundred dollars!   

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« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2006, 05:24:16 AM »

Thanks Nick,

I was probably only kidding?  Cheesy Cheesy
I have to build the new cabinets first to see what I actually need. I had plans on using a concrete countertop reinforced with fibreglas and a rounded pebble surface covered with 1/4" urethane. (easy to repair scratches with another coat of urethane).

I was planning on buying 23g. in 24 X 36" sections for the sink and forming it by hand, giving it a hammered, oldfashined "farm sink" look.
Joints will be soldered and I'll use a piece of stainless underneath it for strength.

For the range hood and trim I was thinking of using 24g. Which it plenty heavy for that application, but quite a bit cheaper.
The joints will be soldered and riveted with copper rivets as an accent.

Here is one link to copper sheets that still has a pretty good price:

http://www.whimsie.com/coppersheetwire.html#anchor51873

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« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2006, 07:07:42 PM »

Hey Dallas:

Not sure if you need any help with your kitchen design, but if you'd like a second set of eyes on yours plans, feel free to contact me.

By the way ... some decent design and styling ideas at:  http://www.abbaka.com  |  http://www.kitchenhood.com  |  http://www.bestbybroan.com

Jerry H.
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« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2006, 08:15:33 PM »

Thanks Jerry,

I'll do that as soon as I get something onpaper, or in a file format.

Dallas
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